“Nakkertok would like to thank the National Winter Sports Development Association for their ongoing support, enabling us to hire our professional coaching staff.”
Nakkertok runs one of the largest and most successful cross country ski racing programs in Canada. The program is offered for athletes from age 9-20+ and follows the Cross Country Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model. Each program level is designed to match the physical and technical ability of the athlete. For a general overview of the cost structure, see directly below.
A specific summary for each level is available in the boxes below.
(Formerly LTS+) Advanced Learn to Ski program that prepares 7 and 8 year olds for Racing Rabbits. The focus of this program is on skill, speed, flexibility, physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination), and of course lots and lots of fun on dryland and on snow. For news about mini racing rabbits, see Mini Racing Rabbits.
The Racing Rabbits is an introduction program to the racing program with a focus on developing ski skills, physical literacy (agility, balance, coordination), speed and approaches to racing. It introduces young athletes to the fun of competition, different types of races and training. For news about racing rabbits, see Racing Rabbits.
(Formerly Midgets) Tailored to athletes going through their peak growth period by building skills, a strong physical foundation, and the athlete’s “engine” – aerobic capacity – that will allow them to perform to their potential, both individually and as part of a team. For news about the U14 program, see U14.
(Formerly Juveniles) Athletes in this category will be trained to refine mental, physical and emotional skills as well as technical skills and fitness in competition, and encouraged to race locally, regionally (Ontario or Quebec Cup Series), and nationally when appropriate. For news about the U16 program, see U16.
(Formerly Juniors) Training ratchets up to a high volume and intensity, designed to refine mental, physical and emotional techniques as well as technical skills and strategies in competition. With the increase in fitness expectations comes concomitant coaching supervision. For news about the U18 program, see U18.
For athletes aged 18+ who either want to combine University studies with participation in high-level regional and national race events, or travel to Noram level races and pursue competition opportunities at the highest level in North America. For news about the ENRG program, see ENRG.
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Nakkertok has a large number of experienced and enthusiastic coaches and waxing technicians to meet the specific needs of our many athletes. For information about coaching resources, see Coach’s Corner.